As we get older, regular hearing tests, like eye tests and dental checks, should become an important part of our healthcare routine. Wear-and-tear on our hearing system means that by the time we are 50 years of age, over one third of us will have some degree of hearing loss. By the time we are 70 nearly three quarters of us will have hearing loss.
Many people are not convinced that they have a hearing loss, even though it may have become obvious to their friends and family.
Here are some simple questions that you can complete to discover if you, or a friend of family member, might have hearing loss:
- Do you struggle to hear clearly on the phone?
- Do family or friends complain that you have the volume on the television or radio too loud for them?
- Do you often feel like people are mumbling or speaking too quietly?
- Do you frequently ask people to repeat themselves?
- Do you find it hard to hear conversations in restaurants or areas where there is a lot of background noise?
If you answer yes to more than one of these questions you may have some degree of hearing loss. It is important that you have it checked out fully.
Full Hearing Test
The final stage in discovering if you have a hearing loss is to undergo a full hearing test. These tests will take about 30 minutes of your time and Eyecare offer the service free-of-charge.
If your hearing is impaired, and we believe hearing aids could help, we will then take the time to explain the various options that are available to you.